In all likelihood, at some point in the next few weeks Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins will bash his 60th home run of the 2017 season. It’s not out of the question that he will find time to bash two more and surpass the 61 dingers Roger Maris famously hit in 1961, when he broke Babe Ruth’s longstanding record…
Ichiro, Marcell Ozuna, and Giancarlo Stanton all hit home runs in the seventh inning against the Phillies today. Ichiro’s was the longest.
The Mets turned five double plays last night in a win over the Marlins, snapping a five-game losing streak in the doing. But that’s not why we’re here, my friends. We are here to delight in one particular double-play: the one where the Mets stood around the infield waiting for play to resume after recording the third…
Previous rumors of new Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter’s desire to remove the stadium’s dinger sculpture will not be coming to fruition, as Miami-Dade County officials have spoken up to clarify that it is a work of public art that cannot be moved.
Baseball’s hottest player is on a team that isn’t going anywhere this fall. Last night Giancarlo Stanton homered in his sixth straight game, a team record. It was his 11th homer in his last 12 games, and his 23rd in his last 35. He has 44 on the season, and also leads the league in slugging percentage (.646). He’s on…
With his first-inning knock in last night’s 8-3 Marlins win over the Giants, Giancarlo Stanton’s numbers are downright incredible. He’s homered in five straight games. He has more home runs in August than the Pirates, and as many as the Rays. He has 10 homers in his last 11. And 22 in his last 34.
Over the weekend, the Miami Marlins confirmed that the team will be sold to a new ownership group led by businessman Bruce Sherman and Yankees legend Derek Jeter. The saga of Jeb, Jeets, and the Marlins may finally be over, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more drama ahead.
The Marlins lost 3-2 to the Nationals last night after surrendering a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Bryce Harper banged an RBI double off the right-field wall. Getting beat by a player as good as Harper isn’t anything to be ashamed of, except when he was never supposed to be given the chance in the first place.
Giancarlo Stanton got all the way into this 78-mph first-pitch meatball from R.A. Dickey in the top of the fourth inning last night, and sent it to the goddamn Cenobites:
Gio González took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning for the first time in his career, but a Dee Gordon single ensured that Miami would not go hitless on what would have been José Fernández’s 25th birthday.
The NL East played a little role-player musical chairs Friday: the Phillies, owners of the worst record in all of baseball, sent outfielder Howie Kendrick to the Nationals for 21-year-old lefty pitching prospect McKenzie Mills; and the Mets, currently 13.5 games back of the Nationals in the division and nine games out…
On Tuesday night, Rangers reliever Jason Grilli struck out Giancarlo Stanton to end the game, securing a 10-4 victory for his team. Grilli was pumped:
Giancarlo Stanton was definitely thinking home run. In a rare visit to the Rangers, one of the few ballparks the Marlins slugger hasn’t homered in, Stanton realized this might be his last chance for a while to notch it on his belt. (Well, his last chance for a while unless he becomes a Yankee soon. See below. Gulp.)
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto is feeling bullish about his team, judging by the medium-interesting trade he made today for reliever David Phelps, which will send four low-ranked prospects to Miami.
Jeffrey Loria, who is extremely rich in part because of his ability to fleece the taxpayers of Miami in ruthless ways, is also a big fan of flip phones.
The Phillies lost to the Marlins last night, with Dee Gordon delivering the winning hit in the 10th inning. But it was Giancarlo Stanton who put on a show earlier in the game, hitting a pair of homers in his first two at-bats.
Here is big dong-crushing superhuman Giancarlo Stanton going up to make a heroic catch against the wall in right center, and, um, keeping the ball in the park?
Giancarlo Stanton took his timeout early on during last night’s Home Run Derby. He got off to a rough start, slapping a handful ground balls and liners rather than monster dingers, and he was clearly frustrated by the time he’d already eaten up.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is reportedly suing a Marlins fan for possession of the fan’s commercial building to recoup funds the Marlins say they lost when the fan decided not to continue paying for his season tickets to see his trainwreck of a favorite team.